- His birth date is entirely a guess from Newman 2.340; Gassaway Watkins and Walter Worthington made depositions in 1804, and Gassaway Watkins was 47 at the time. I assume this is the same Gassaway Watkins because the name is mentioned next to a Worthington.
He served as a Lt. Colonel in Command of troops at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1813.
A Gassaway Watkins was a Captain in the Maryland line, and his wife applied for a pension. Hall (S47) identifies him not as this one, but as Gassaway Watkins b. 1733, but that one would not have been alive to receive the notes below that imply that he rather than an executor received it personally.
"Passed, Nov. session, 1811 (Jan. 6, 1812) - No. 36. Treas. Western Shore be, and is hereby requested to pay unto Robert Halkerstone (see res. Dec. 1817), of Charles County, Edward Tillard of Montgomery county, John McCoy, John S[prigg] Belt, Gassaway Watkins, Cornelius H. Mills, and John J. Jacob, and each and every one of them, or their order, the sum of $125.00, annually, during their lives, in quarterly payments, out of any unappropriated monies in the treasury."
"Passed Dec. session, 1815 - No. 64. Treas. Western Shore pay unto Gassaway Watkins, late a capt. in the rev. war, quarterly, a sum equal to the half pay of a captain, in lieu of the sum already allowed him by a resolution passed at Nov. session, 1811, as a further remuneration for those services which so essentially contributed to the independence of his country." [5, 6, 7]